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Lifetime Odds of Dying - from Opioid Overdose and Suicide

The National Safety Council has published lifetime odds of dying for accidental/preventable causes in the U.S. and for the first time opioid overdose (1 in 96) has surpassed that of motor vehicle (1 in 103). The odds of dying from suicide are sitting at 1 in 88. This underscores the importance of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment for our nation. Both the opioid epidemic and suicides can be impacted through more sophisticated data analytics which will drive more targeted treatment and prevention activities.